Golovkin leaves Sanchez

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Looking back when it's all said and done, Golovkin is going to have a huge "what if" career. Abel said a lot of stuff and ultimately a lot of hate or criticism towards GGG is directly attributed to Abel and the things he's said/done and the fights that didn't seem to happen, partly, at least, because of him. And Sanchez didn't necessarily "ruin" Gennady, but I think as his career has played out, for those that have watched him for so long and saw how he was before Abel, his style was overly emphasized on power and aggression, when he could've been fine tuned into a much more effective boxer-puncher. His power was always going to be there no matter what, that much was evident early on in his career. A better approach would have been to work on counter-punching/slipping punches, which is something Golovkin was actually fairly good at. The whole "we don't adjust to our opponents, they adjust to us" and "we don't study tape" is and was always bullshit. I never understood why you wouldn't want to find every weakness/tendency your opponent has and build a game plan around that. All Golovkin needed was a competent promoter and a move to the states and he was going to be a star. Sanchez just so happened to have him essentially fall in his lap. And Abel getting upset at Gennady for not following his "plan" in the second fight is misplaced too. If it wasn't for Gennady boxing the way he did in the 2nd half of the fight, he wouldn't have turned things around the way he did. All in all, it's probably for the better that Golovkin left him. Quite a few guys have left him over the years and enough of his fighters, as of late, have looked rather amateur and rudimentary. Might have been wise to pick up the cues the past several years. And also, just for the sake of it, the notion that Golovkin threw only 6 body shots in the second fight isn't true. There might be more but I've counted at least 11 and that's not even watching the whole fight over again.
I found out Joe Joyce left him too. In an interview he said that training camp was primarily based around lifting, strength & conditioning, and increasing punching power.

I can't recall Golovkin fighting on the back foot against Canelo, but 99% of elite fighters can and should whether they are too short or tall for the weight class. Canelo is the more sophisticated fighter and won the rematch from what I remember.

It's in GGG's best interest to start countering and boxing because just coming forward will lead to another loss and him getting TKO'd. For example, Felix Trinidad lost to Hopkins, but never evolved and lost big against Wright and Jones.
 
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What does Abel have to offer though? To my knowledge he hasn't actually molded a fighter such as Roach, Chenko Sr, Nacho, etc.
 
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I found out Joe Joyce left him too. In an interview he said that training camp was primarily based around lifting, strength & conditioning, and increasing punching power.

I can't recall Golovkin fighting on the back foot against Canelo, but 99% of elite fighters can and should whether they are too short or tall for the weight class. Canelo is the more sophisticated fighter and won the rematch from what I remember.

It's in GGG's best interest to start countering and boxing because just coming forward will lead to another loss and him getting TKO'd. For example, Felix Trinidad lost to Hopkins, but never evolved and lost big against Wright and Jones.
It's obvious now, but looking back at the years of them together, with all the footage we have of him and others in training camp, they never appeared to work on anything other than an overall increase in strength, which as you pointed out, Joe Joyce elucidated. He boxed off the back foot in parts in the rematch, and it's precisely down to him boxing and not going toe to toe, that he brought himself back into the fight. Sanchez was pretty inept and formulating a game plan, because he was never one to watch tape and pick up on habits that their opponent had. It was all down to the opponent adjusting to Golovkin or whoever else. And what happened when someone did, or was able to take their power? They looked baffled as to what to do next. There was never a plan B. It's frustrating to see how Golovkin used to fight and really see the potential he already had there and then see how he turned out. He still has flashes of it occasionally, but that's down to Gennady finding something from the past and it not being something that Abel taught him. Golovkin can really learn from the loss if he really wants to and I think ditching Sanchez is a start in the right direction.
 
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Think they teamed up while amateur, but not big enough fan say.
I think Norris would have accomplished what he did with or without Sanchez. He didn't actually develop a fighter like Roach did with Pac, Chenko Sr with the Loma, and nacho with Marquez
 

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We do. We may not know the truth for some time if at all.

I wonder if Golovkin low balled him on purpose or they had a disagreement about pay and had a falling out. Has to be one or the other.
Probably.

I agree with you, if he was on x percent before the big deals come in he should remain on x percent after.

They should get rich together like they built the thing together.
 
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Not too bright skimping on paying your trainer. Of course he's not a big picture guy as demonstrated by his refusal to learn the English language despite residing in the States. Defo has cost him a lot of fans over here who resent that. I know quite a few Eastern Europeans here & they all speak fluent English. More fluently than most of his US fans, who have always seen him as a white hope, despite the fact that he's not Caucasian.

Abel certainly loves the sound of his own voice, but IMHO he did well by Golovkin. All was lovey dovey while Golovkin was feasting on second-tier fighters while morons were putting him forth as TBE middleweight. But hard times require a fall guy.